Is it summer now?
Garden Fair, Farmers’ Market June 11

       The first-ever Garden Fair & Crafts in the Park is scheduled this Saturday, June 11 in Bancroft Park. Booths will start going up around 7 a.m., with the official opening at 8 a.m.
       Featuring arts, crafts and presentations with a nature theme, the one-time event coincides with the first day of the Farmers' Market on 24th Street, which will be setting up next to the park on Saturdays throughout the summer.
       The fair is sponsored by the volunteer Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) as a fund raiser for the History Center, which the OCCHS operates.
       Items for sale will include perennial plants and bulbs, herbs, art for garden and patio, and a variety of locally made crafts, according to Kay Atteberry of the OCCHS. In addition, “OCCHS members have been busy handcrafting unique garden decoratives and gift items,” OCCHS member Joanne Karlson said.
       Information will be provided by the Daylily Society, the area Herb Association, CSU Master Gardeners, Girl Scouts and 4-H.
       The History Center and the Garvin Cabin in Bancroft Park will be open for visitation throughout the day.
       Coffee and baked goods will be sold at the center in the morning, she added. The center is located across the street from the park, at 1 S. 24th St.
       The fair and the market will continue side by side until about 1:30 p.m., when the market closes up for the day. After that, the fair will go on by itself till 4 p.m.
       The OCCHS hopes to make the Garden Fair an annual event.
       For more information, call the society at 636-1225.

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